Jun 1, 2017 - 5:41 AM
in reply to vartika31
>> is the chocolate train anything special?
Like everything else, opinions will vary. Follow the link Lucas gave you and decide whether it's right for you.
>> Also, we'll have a Swiss Travel Pass so the entry to the factories will be free.
The Chocolate Train provides a discount of CHF 30 to people with a 2nd class Swiss Travel Pass, which I imagine takes this into account.
>> Can't we just reserve seats on the chocolate train?
No, it is sold as a package, as it includes more than a train ride: first class train travel, transfers by bus from Gruyères station to the village and then on to the chocolate factory in Broc after a break of 2.5 hours. Coffee and a chocolate croissant is also provided.
>> Also, is there an alternate to the chocolate train?
Yes, you can take normal trains along the same route, except for the bus transfer between Gruyères and Broc, for which you would use the train instead. The stop for the cheese factory (if you want to go there) is Gruyères gare and the stop for the chocolate factory is Broc-Fabrique. They are both on the same train line. If you don't want to go to the cheese factory, just stay on the train until Broc-Fabrique.
Use the Swiss timetable to plan your trip:
Last modified on Jun 1, 2017 - 5:46 AM by Alpenrose666